Our most recommended things to do in Leknes

Lofoten Islands: Summer Photography Tour to Haukland beach

1. Lofoten Islands: Summer Photography Tour to Haukland beach

Visit the Atlantic coast of the islands, which is the wildest side where nature reveals its purest and most untamed form. See the colorful wooden houses in Eggum, the beautiful tropical beaches at Haukland, and the surfing paradise of Unstad.  Discover the history, culture, and folklore or the Lofoten Islands as you isiting explore ancient fishing hamlets with picturesque architecture including Kabelvåg, and Henningsvær. All these historical sites, together with the beauty of nature and the power of the natural light will capture your eyes and your imagination.

From Leknes: Private Lofoten Islands Tour with Transfer

2. From Leknes: Private Lofoten Islands Tour with Transfer

Explore the Lofoten Islands in just 1 day as you relax on a slow-paced private tour from Leknes. Discover picturesque fishing villages, quiet bays, traditional red houses, and towering cliffs. Admire the majestic natural landscape of the area, seemingly taken right out of a postcard. Start with a visit to Vik and Haukland Beach with their white sand and Caribbean-like green waters. Stop by the charming village of Vikten, see the first glass factory in northern Norway, and discover Flakstadpollen Fjord. See Flakstad Church, the oldest in the archipelago. Then, pass by Ramberg Beach to reach the beautiful Reinefjord, to take in views of Hamnoy and Reine. Take a break to have a drink and taste some local snacks or request to stop and buy lunch. Discover the fishing village of Å, the last village of the archipelago. Learn the history of local stockfish production and visit the open-air museum with its boathouse, traditional cabin, and the village's cod liver oil factory.

From Svolvaer: Lofoten Archipelago Winter Photography Trip

3. From Svolvaer: Lofoten Archipelago Winter Photography Trip

Lofoten islands are famous for their incredible white sandy beaches, steep and old mountains, the oldest of northern Norway, wild landscape. But they also have history, fishing traditions and traditions. The visit to Henningsvær will bring you directly into the real fishermen's life, into their culture; Kabelvåg will let you enjoy amazing panoramas from the top of the hill. With this 7 -hour tour of the northern side of the archipelago you will discover secret corners, hidden spots, wild nature, unspoiled beaches which remind the best of the tropical waters.

From Svolvaer: 2-Day Lofoten Archipelago Photography Trip

4. From Svolvaer: 2-Day Lofoten Archipelago Photography Trip

2 -day photography and sightseeing allows the customer to visit the archipelago and have time to explore it from the northernmost to the southernmost point, crossing the wild of the Atlantic side with its powerful, untamed nature and incedibly stunning landscape together with the the traditional fishing village located on the Vestfjord side, the sheltered one. This tour is always accompanied by a professional photographer; he will drive you through the 5 major islands which compose the archipelago. We run this special photography tour in small groups, maximum 7 adults per group, to ensure an unique and customized experience without stress and rush: we want our customers to have all the time they need to breath the magic of the Lofoten archipelago, to walk, to enjoy and to take as many pictures as they want. You don’t have to be a professional photographer to join this tour. Our photography tour is suitable for everybody: professional photographers, photo lovers, neophytes and Arctic lovers. The Arctic lights and colors, and the natural contrasts of this amazing land make these islands a perfect place to take unique and unrepeatable pictures and enjoy unique panoramas. During the trip, we will search for the best light and best locations. The islands offer unique spots, breath-taking and majestic nature, unforgettable places, steep peaks which rise directly from the sea, white sand beaches and a sea so blue that it is hard to believe that you are in the Arctic. Apart from the main locations already mentioned, you will have the possibility of stopping wherever you wish. A customized experience through which you will get in touch with the whole archipelago.

From Leknes: North Lofoten Panoramic VIP Tour w/ Pickup

5. From Leknes: North Lofoten Panoramic VIP Tour w/ Pickup

You will enjoy a relaxing and slow-paced tour along the bucolic landscapes of north Lofoten You will first travel along the southern cost of the Vestvågoy island to reach Henningsvaer, a charming fishing village with its white palafitte houses. You will then visit Kabelvag, the ost ancient settlement in the arctic where king Øystein Magnusson built the first fishermen cabins, and Svolvaer, the most lively center of the archipelago, from where it is possible to admire the rocky horns of the "Geita", the goat of Svolvaer. It is also possible to visit the Magic Ice bar (entrance not included) You will then move to the little island of Gimsøy with its charming little church in an unique setup. By driving along the farms of the Vestvågøy island we will reach the little village of Eggum with its large sandy beach. At Aalan Gard you will meet the goats and will have the chance to taste some delicious local cheese. You will then have the chance, if you want, to visit the Viking museum (entrance not included) and learn the history of the chief Olaf Tvennumbruni and his fierce people. I will then take you back to Leknes with your eyes full of unforgettable memories. Our tours are fully private, we take only one group at a time (max. 8 pax). If you travel by cruise ship, we recommend to create your group by inviting other guests from your ship. This way you'll get a lower per-person price.

From Svolvaer: 2-Day Lofoten Archipelago Summer Photography

6. From Svolvaer: 2-Day Lofoten Archipelago Summer Photography

With this 2 -day photography tour the customer will discover secret corners of the amazing arctic islands, enjoy the beauty of the arctic lights, have the chance to breath the history. In 2 days you will have the chance of visiting the islands from Svolvær to Å, from the northernmost to the southernmost corner of the archipelago. It will be a discover, an unique experience accompanied by an expertise. Starting from Svolvær, the first day will be dedicated to the visit of 3 of the 5 islands which compose the archipelago. The photo guide will make you discover the wild Eggum, the white sandy beach of Haukland, Heningsvær an d Kabelvåg and their fishing traditions. On the second day, we will hear south and get to know the beauty of Skagsanden, Ramberg, the Copacabana of the Lofoten islands, Hamnøy, Sakrisøya, Reine and Å where beauty, traditions and picturesque corners mix together.

Lofoten Islands: Road Bike Scenic Tour

7. Lofoten Islands: Road Bike Scenic Tour

This trail is a must for every mountain biker visiting Lofoten! You will experience stunning views on every corner. While enjoying the scenery you will ascend and descend the perfect mountain bike trail for intermediate riders. This is a great mountain bike tour mostly on a flowy trail with beautiful views. From the plateau are panoramic 360-degree views of the breathtaking landscape. You will see fjords with hundreds of little islands spread along the coast, steep mountains with dramatic cliffs rising right from the ocean and majestic eagles in the sky. Natural trail and very enjoyable for intermediate skilled riders as well as experienced advanced riders. The plateau section is fast, fun and flowy with many fun features followed by a technical rocky section. The bottom of the hill is through a conifer forest with some roots and rocks to spice up the experience.

Svolvaer: Lofoten Islands 5-Hour Tour with Photographer

8. Svolvaer: Lofoten Islands 5-Hour Tour with Photographer

See the most spectacular locations that these islands offer, both natural, historical, and cultural. Sit on pure white beaches facing a crystal sea to admire imposing mountains and magnificent cliffs, where the waves of the North Sea break. Visit archaeological sites and learn the story of the Viking population and the origins of this land. Walk amongst the old Rorbu (fishermen’s houses) in the different, colorful villages of the islands. Take the chance to taste the various typical products of these islands in some characteristic local restaurants. Explore the area's unspoilt nature, the most genuine and extraordinary part of this beautiful archipelago. Drive through Gimsøy Island and its amazing white sandy beaches, lakes, mountains, landscape and historical wooden church. Continue to Bøstad and stop to marvel at the panoramic view. Move on to the Vestfjord side for the chance to visit Henningsvær, the Venice of the north and Kabelvåg. In these old fishing villages, breath in the history and atmosphere of the ancient times, as fishermen used to gather here to participate in the cod fishing season. More and more famous photographers and artists gather up here each year to catch the beauty of these islands. The magnificent northern lights have inspired and continue to inspire artists from all over the world. Search for the best spots and learn you how to use your camera to capture the beautiful sights.

Leknes: Lofoten Islands Mountain Bike Tour

9. Leknes: Lofoten Islands Mountain Bike Tour

It is best for an advanced skilled rider with good fitness. The total uphill is approx 700alttitude meters. Most of the climb is pushing the bike uphill in some sections you will need to carry the bike. The downhill trail has great variability and offers all kinds of terrain to enjoy. The line has a very dynamic character and it smoothly changes from technical steep, rocky sections into the fast trail with little drops and jumps back into the tech parts again. The bottom part is slower and about fun rolling over big smooth boulders and riding across wooden bridges and paths.

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4.8 / 5

based on 45 reviews

What an amazing tour! Andrea was a great guide! He was very nice and had lots of information about the islands. The route he prepared was very beautiful and the snacks were a really nice touch. His spanish was very good too. I highly recommend this tour.

We were guided by Eric. The 7 hours flew by. We saw a lot of beautiful stretches of coast and got a lot of information about the country and its people. All in all a very successful day, absolutely recommendable

The tour actually lasted almost 7 hours with interesting stops and a very knowledgeable and nice guide, Eric.